It is a joy to boil milk, and brew fresh coffee in the coffee filter of the south and wait for the decoction to slowly drip, and while I am waiting I find Joy in inhaling the aroma of coffee wafting through the house.
As I walk around my garden, the freshness of the grass under my feet, and the scent of the Jasmine, drawing me towards it, brings joy to all my senses.
When I see a rare violet color hibiscus bloom, and dancing shyly in the cool morning breeze my heart leaps with joy.
As I have my first cup of coffee, sitting under the morning sun, (soaking in all the goodness of Vitamin D through the mild morning rays of the sun), that coffee does taste heavenly.
The sight of our bundle of joy, our sweet Lab, Bumbilli, rushing towards me and licking my face, to show her happiness is the biggest source of joy to me, playing with her, cuddling her, is like a booster shot of joy for both of us.
Next daily exercise: I choose from the various exercises I know, everyday it is different and exercising everyday, brings joy to my mind, body and soul.
I don't realize how much time has gone by, while I get into the exercise mode. After completing my exercises, the joy that comes from a job well done cannot be explained.
I start to cook something and it turns out well, and the expression of appreciation on the faces of the people who have tasted it is joy in itself.
Although, I have help who does a very good job of keeping my house clean, yet, I find tremendous joy in cleaning it myself, and I feel quite happy when she calls up to say she cannot come for the day.
I find joy when I see lots of comments on my blogs, and I find myself brimming with joy when I make some very good friends through blogging. There is joy in the knowledge that I am meeting some of my blogger friends. I am filled with joy when I think of how some of my very close blogger friends kept their promise and came and visited me. It was a joy spending time with them.
I find joy in reading a good blog, and I find joy in commenting on that blog.
Sometimes, when I am overwhelmed with sadness, I find joy in letting the tears flow freely through my eyes.
I find joy in looking through old photographs. I find joy in writing about my parents, and my children
I find joy in just people watching.
"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are" ~ Marianne Williamson
|The joy of knowing these fisher women|
Joy of walking in snow
I find joy in taking photos and also being in photos
Thinking of how I have overcome certain tough times in my life also brings joy to me.
To spend some time all by myself also brings joy to me. To indulge in day dreaming can bring immense sense of joy to me, for dreaming allows me to go beyond time and space and there is truth in the quote:
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."~ James Allen.Joy is the feeling of not missing anything in life, and joy is to slow down a little bit to smell the roses too.
Enjoy the joy that life offers us in every moment, and be forever wrapped up in Joy.
What brings joy in your life?